Postdoctoral Position Available to Study the Impact of Nutrition on T cell responses

The newly opened Collins’s lab is seeking motivated, creative thinking and enthusiastic scientists to join us in investigating the impact of nutrition on T cell responses. You will join an outstanding and supportive group within The Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, The Friedman Center for Nutrition and Inflammation, and The Drukier Institute for Children’s Health at Weill Cornell Medicine. We are located in an exceptional research hub in New York City with access to cutting edge technology and many opportunities for collaboration with our colleagues at Weill Cornell Medicine and surrounding research centers.

Our group performs research at the interface of immunology, nutrition, the microbiota, and physiology. Our overarching goal is to establish a mechanistic understanding of how nutrition impacts the immune system directly, as well as indirectly via the microbiota. The ultimate goals of this line of research are to identify processes that optimize immune responses for application to the design of novel cancer immunotherapies and vaccination strategies, and to promote the development of rational diet-based therapeutic options for the prevention and treatment of disease.

For more information, please see:

Collins N and Belkaid Y. Control of immunity via nutritional interventions. 2022. Immunity, 5:210-223.

Collins N, et al. 2019. The bone marrow protects and optimizes immunological memory during dietary restriction.

Cell, 178(5):1088-1101.

Job Requirements

Required Experience: Ph.D. with expertise in immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry and/or metabolism. Experience in techniques related to immunology such as flow cytometry, imaging, molecular biology and mouse models of inflammation, infection and/or cancer are desirable.

To apply: Absolutely everyone is welcome and encouraged to apply. To so do, email a one-page cover letter describing past achievements and future research interests/goals, a CV, and three letters of recommendation to:

Nicholas Collins, Ph.D.

Weill Cornell Medicine

Assistant Professor of Immunology in Medicine

Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Friedman Center for Nutrition and Inflammation

Drukier Institute for Children’s Health

Belfer Research Building, Room BB-767-E/F01 413 East 69th Street

New York City, NY 10021


Nicholas Collins, Ph.D.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs 1300 York Ave, Suite A-139 New York, NY 10065 Phone: